Good morning lovely readers and welcome to Politics Nigeria roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Monday, March 30th, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a two-week curfew in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The president made this known via a National Live Broadcast today. He revealed that this was in line with safety measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
The chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has confirmed that he was tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming six days after it was widely reported by major newspapers including POLITICS NIGERIA. Kyari also said he will soon return to work as he debunked travel rumour.
As Nigeria continues its effort to combat coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all vulnerable Nigerians be paid N5,000 for two months with immediate effect. Buhari made this known during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday evening.
Owing to the Coronavirus lockdown, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the repayment of TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni loans be extended by three months. Buhari made this known during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday evening. He addressed pertinent issues regarding the spread of coronavirus and how the government is working assiduously to combat it.
The government of Nigeria has confirmed fourteen news of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of cases in the country to 111. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement on its Twitter handle on Sunday. The health agency said out of the 14 new cases, nine were recorded in Lagos, while five were confirmed in Abuja. It added that as at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-awaited broadcast on the COVID-19 pandemic as empty and full of hypocrisy. In a statement on Sunday night by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition PDP said the president’s speech failed to address the major demands of Nigerians who are residents of the states where Buhari had ordered a lockdown.
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode on Sunday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for addressing Nigerians on the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Nigerian leader addressed the nation in a broadcast on Sunday to inform Nigerians about the effort to curb the spread of the virus in the country. In a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode appreciated Buhari for encouraging and inspiring Nigerians in his broadcast and for taking sensible and concrete measures to fight the coronavirus.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Adegboruwa has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to restrict all movement in Lagos and Abuja for 2 weeks in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Sunday, Adegboruwa states that the President has to consult with the National Assembly before making such an order.
Former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has pledged to donate a sum of N200 million to aid the fight against the deadly Coronavirus(COVID-19) Pandemic. Tinubu, who turned 68 years today, in a brief message on his social media page, stated that N100 million would go to the Lagos state government and N100 million will go to the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has announced that he tested negative for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. The minister made the announcement in a press statement issued on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Sarah Sanda. Onyeama also denied rumours that he may have been infected with the dreaded disease.
That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Politics Nigeria website.